Starting July 2019, the Government Service Insurance System will require government agencies to submit remittance documents electronically and will no longer accept the submission of printed remittance lists (RLs).
“The complete shift to paperless transactions reduces paper production cost and yields savings in government resources. More than that, a paperless working environment enhances data organization, storage, and retention which are all vital in protecting the privacy and security of members’ records,” GSIS president and general manager Jesus Clint O. Aranas said.
With this development, government agencies will be able to fully utilize GSIS’s web-based facility, dubbed Electronic Billing and Collection System (eBCS), by downloading their billing files on the first day of the month and uploading their respective RLs electronically on or before the 10th day of the following month.
Introduced in July 2014, eBCS aims to ensure the seamless and timely posting of GSIS members’ premium and loan payments.
“After almost five years since eBCS was implemented, remitting officers of government agencies have been adequately trained and should be prepared by now to maximize the use of the system. Thus, hard copies of remittance files are no longer necessary,” Aranas said.
By working online through eBCS, agency remitting personnel will save time and resources that would be otherwise spent in personally going to GSIS offices to submit remittance documents. By going paperless, they may download and upload files in no time.